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Communications & IT

Entries can range from research concepts and ideas to technical issues and industrial applications. 

Dedicated mobile applications and solutions, wearable communication technology, wireless and wireline networking incl. 4G and 5G developments, M2M, IoT, Smart Sensors, infrastructure transformation, business efficiency and the use of big data.

A shortlist and winner will be selected by our judging panel. 



  • Will Stewart, Visitor, Southampton University


  • Paul Siddle, Programme Manager, HCL GB Ltd
  • Kevin Foster, Head of Broadband, Technical Standards and Ecosystems, BT
  • Nick Ireland, NICC Board Secretary, NICC Standards Limited
  • Philip Marnick, Group Director, Spectrum Ofcom
  • Justin Mitchel, Principal Engineer, BBC R&D
  • Bal Virdee, Professor of Communications Technology, London Metropolitan University
  • Mike T, Engineering Business Lead, GCHQ
  • Dr You Yang, Head of Information, Engineering Department, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Mark Darvill
  • Kevin Denyer CEng FIET CITP FBCS, Industry Technical Leader, Industrial IBM